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Delicious, nutritious recipes with the benefits of Glucerna

We all know that a healthy, balanced diet is vital in helping manage diabetes and living well.1 Managing our blood glucose levels while still meeting our daily nutritional requirements can be tricky, especially when we are juggling busy lifestyles. This is when adding Glucerna into your diabetes meal plans can be of great value.

Berry Smoothie Bowl

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Is it a smoothie? Is it a cereal? It’s both; a smoothie served in a bowl that you eat with a spoon. With delicious fruit, grain and seed toppings. For a thicker texture, soak the chia in water for at least an hour, or overnight.

Prep time:  10 minutes

Makes: 2 serves

Ingredients:

For the smoothie:

  • 150mL water
  • 6 scoops Glucerna
  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • 4 strawberries
  • ½ cup reduced-fat Greek style (thick, strained) yoghurt
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • (plus 1/3 cup water if soaking chia first)

For the topping:

  • 2 tablespoons blueberries
  • 4 strawberries, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons bran cereal (eg flakes)
  • 2 teaspoon shredded coconut

Method:

  1. Blend smoothie ingredients. Pour into a bowl.
  2. Arrange fruits, cereal and coconut on top.

Tips:

  • Try any fresh or frozen berries, such as raspberries or mixed berries.
  • There are no rules when arranging toppings on smoothie bowls – do it however you like.
  • Swap the bran cereal for your favourite cereal, or use puffed grains such as wheat, corn, quinoa or amaranth.

Nutrition content per serve:

Energy: 1275kJ (304 cal)
Protein: 14g
Carbohydrate: 35g
Saturated fat: 3g
Fibre: 7g

 

ESTIMATED GI: LOW

Glucerna is formulated especially for the nutritional needs of people with diabetes or with impaired glucose tolerance.2,3 When used as part of a diabetes management plan, nutritious and delicious Glucerna can help you better manage your blood glucose.2,3

We’ve put together a range of great tasting recipes above which will assist you in preparing nourishing breakfasts, main meals, snacks and desserts, with the added benefits of Glucerna. You can indulge in some of the foods you love, knowing you are getting the vitamins and minerals you need every day while managing your blood glucose levels.

References:

  1. Diabetes Australia. Eating Well. Available at: https://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/eating-well. Accessed 28 October 2018.
  2. Devitt A et al. J Diabetes Res Clin Metab 2012;1(20):2.
  3. Abbott Nutrition. Data on file.
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